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SF Screening Of "Carry On Ken" and "Rebel County"

Saturday, April 21, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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New College Of California Theater
777 Valencia St/19th St.
San Francisco

4/21 SF Screening Of "Carry On Ken" and "Rebel County"
by LaborFest
Saturday Mar 24th, 2007 10:21 PM
Two films about Ken Loach and the making of "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" will be
screened in SF on April 21.

First US Screening Of

"Carry On Ken" and "Rebel County"

LaborFest will be having a benefit screening of two new films on the life of working class film director Ken Loach and a film about the background to his latest film "The Wind That Shakes The Barley".

New College Theater
Saturday April 21, 2006 6:00 PM
777 Valencia St. San Francisco

$8.00 Donation For LaborFest

is a documentary tribute to the life and work of acclaimed
British film director Ken Loach. The film is part of Ken Loach's 70th
birthday celebrations and coincides with the release of his latest Palme
D'Or winning film, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY. This documentary charts
his career and his working methods through film clips and interviews with
many of his collaborators including Robert Carlyle, Cillian Murphy, Brian
Cox, Ricky Tomlinson and Peter Mullan. It premiered on More4 on Sat 17th
June 2006 and is currently being broadcast in a number of European

Rebel County

Rebel County uses the shooting of the Ken Loach film The Wind that Shakes
the Barley as a springboard from which to explore the real life events of
The War of Independence in the South West of the country.

Rebel County features observational behind-the-scenes material of Ken Loach
interacting with cast and crew, key ambush scenes, Black & Tan raids, behind
the scenes historical discussions between Loach and cast members and
includes clips of the completed film. The documentary strikes a creative
and natural balance between the exploration of the film-making process and
the real stories from that period.

It uses some of the film’s key locations (Bandon, Buttevant and Clonakilty
in West Cork) as a way of exploring what it was like for the ordinary
inhabitants of Cork living through the traumatic events of the time. It
explores the origins of the War of Independence, tracing the influence of
1798 and family and parish connections on the revolutionary period. It also
explores the nature of society before independence and the influence of
garrison towns, the impact of World War I and the competing allegiances in
towns and villages like Bandon and Buttevant.
Harvest Films 2006 52 mins

Sponsored by LaborFest, co-sponsored by New College Irish Studies Program and New College Media Studies Department

For more information go to
laborfest [at]

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